Jesus Our Glorifier

Our Glorifier

Finally, there will come a time when Jesus will glorify us and give us a body just like His. This phenomenon is called glorification.

Glorification is the highest expression of a life. When a flower comes into full bloom, it is glorified. In the words of deeper Christian life writer Andrew Murray, “To glorify is to be manifest the hidden excellence and worth of an object.”[1]

There will come a day when Jesus will manifest our sonship (and daughtership) to the world. He will give us a resurrected, glorified body just like His. The seed of God’s life that first entered into us will have grown into its fullest and highest potential.

[He] will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (Phil. 3:21 ESV)

And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Rom. 8:30 ESV)

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. (1 Cor. 15:42–44 NIV)

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. (1 John 3:2)

This is all part of His present-day ministry. It is to perfect what He started in us.

[1] Andrew Murray, The Spirit of Christ (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1888), 106.

by Frank Viola, author, in Jesus Now.

See also Frank Viola author ministry site.